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Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets

Elizabeth E. Bruch, M. E. J. Newman
2018 Science Advances  
In recent years, however, the advent and vigorous growth of the online dating industry has provided a rich new source of information on mate pursuit.  ...  Here we present an empirical analysis of heterosexual dating markets in four large US cities using data from a popular, free online dating service.  ...  One might wonder how the patterns we observe online might inform our understanding of offline mate pursuit and dating markets.  ... 
doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap9815 pmid:30101188 pmcid:PMC6082652 fatcat:eac77lohcjciboqpspfdkclbyy

Structure of online dating markets in US cities [article]

Elizabeth E. Bruch, M. E. J. Newman
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We study the structure of heterosexual dating markets in the United States through an analysis of the interactions of several million users of a large online dating web site, applying recently developed  ...  We find that dating markets in each city are partitioned into submarkets along lines of age and ethnicity.  ...  This work was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health under grant K01-HD-079554 (EEB) and the National Science Foundation under grants DMS-1107796, DMS-1407207, and DMS-1710848 (MEJN).  ... 
arXiv:1904.01050v2 fatcat:tf7kzy2jend3pichjohd3gsgcq

Sustainable Consumption: More Using, Less Shopping

Daiane Scaraboto
2022 NIM Marketing Intelligence Review  
In new objects and novel experiences, consumers search for excitement and the constant improvement of their even unfolding identity projects. Finally, fast is better than slow.  ...  Following industrialization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which enabled the mass production of consumption goods, individuals were trained to pursue life goals -status, stability  ...  What moves them to purchase is not the pursuit of more-new-fast, but spending their money on something they believe in.  ... 
doi:10.2478/nimmir-2022-0002 fatcat:duv3mh7afvcdtkfhelkthw7kay

A HEURISTIC-INDUCING METHOD FOR GENERATING INITIAL IDEAS FOR OPPORTUNITIES: AN APPLICATION TO THE AUSTRALASIAN DATING MARKET

MARCO VAN GELDEREN
2010 Journal of Enterprising Culture  
A range of initial ideas for future possibilities in the dating market are presented.  ...  The method is applied to the dating market: searching, matching and/or interacting services, whether internet based or real-life.  ...  The issues were identified in newspaper and magazine reports, and especially in online sources about the dating industry (such as the Online Dating Industry Journal, Online Dating Magazine, Online Personals  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0218495810000525 fatcat:tghd5pomdjc55bhcmkgswcnazi

Untangling Fashion for Development

Nadira Lamrad, Mary Hanlon
2014 Fashion Theory  
TESTINO FOR MATE.  ...  The article investigates the role of brands and their fashion products as mechanisms for the construction of identities, the perpetuation of discourses of power and privilege, and the deconstruction and  ...  She has forgone the pursuit of worldly pleasures in the interest of more virtuous objectives since she "gave up a steady salary in the financial services industry to work in some of the most desolate areas  ... 
doi:10.2752/175174114x14042383562182 fatcat:4btnrtcrybawnnyrodkkk3kiry

The Work of Watching One Another: Lateral Surveillance, Risk, and Governance

Mark Andrejevic
2002 Surveillance & Society  
associated with marketing and law enforcement to gain information about friends, family members, and prospective love interests.  ...  The article argues that the adoption of such technologies corresponds with an ideology of 'responsibilization' associated with the risk society: that consumers need training in the consumption of services  ...  to complement the rapidly expanding online dating market.  ... 
doi:10.24908/ss.v2i4.3359 fatcat:wzvvbd2dvfea5adgebqn5plvoa

GrazingFutures: learnings from a contemporary collaborative extension program in rangeland communities of western Queensland, Australia

Joe Rolfe, Lindsey Perry, Peter Long, Caitlyn Frazer, Terry Beutel, Jane Tincknell, David Phelps
2021 The Rangeland journal  
Producer reliance on drought subsidies instead of proactive planning and timely destocking in low rainfall years has prompted Queensland government investment in promoting business and drought resilience  ...  The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries delivers GrazingFutures as a component of the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program, in partnership with regional natural resource management groups  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the contribution of partners, collaborators and livestock producers in the GrazingFutures project. The Rangeland Journal J. Rolfe et al.  ... 
doi:10.1071/rj20078 fatcat:mzok7id52zfczafbpov5b73m7i

Globalization, the Internet and Guilty Pleasures in Morocco

Mansour Pourmehdi
2015 Sociology and Anthropology  
This paper explores the ways in which the internet as the engine of globalization contributes to the spread of a global culture by transforming traditional cultural values.  ...  The internet acts as a medium, which empowers individuals to behave in ways that breach Moroccan social norms, allowing young people to evade traditional barriers to romance by sidestepping cultural taboos  ...  We both travelled from our cities and met in another city for our first date a few months after we met online. I was not desperate but I thought why drag it? I feel I have found my soul mate.  ... 
doi:10.13189/sa.2015.030905 fatcat:o3ccqx3f5jgyra2lltf7r3b3zq

Browsers and phone girls: the intricate socialities of friendship, trust and cyberlove in Nima (Accra)

Ann Cassiman
2018 Africa - Journal of the International African Institute  
It shows how the modalities and intricacies of online, often deceitful, friendship and love rely on vital localized friendship bonds, defined by trust, of browsers in the zongo.  ...  city, the wider world and their own aspirations.  ...  Finally, I am grateful to the young men and women I have worked and lived with in Nima, to the family of Aya Maryam Salifu and to my interpreter Baba Musah Pachaka.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0001972017001152 fatcat:s3qz3xnefzc3zepzqmbbmopw4u

Leadership in small-scale societies: Some implications for theory, research, and practice

Christopher von Rueden, Mark van Vugt
2015 Leadership Quarterly  
We address how studies of leadership in smallscale societies inform theory development.  ...  Much less is known about leadership in small-scale, homogeneous, and relatively egalitarian societies in which humans have spent most of their existence.  ...  unrelated peers in pursuit of their goals (Benenson, 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.10.004 fatcat:zdpdtzlsmrex7nwxkbc5jke6i4

Book Review: E-Metrics for Library and Information Professionals

Julia C. Blixrud
2008 Library resources & technical services  
The secondary division of articles stresses the pursuit of both quantita- tive and qualitative data to analyze the needs of our consumers.  ...  As digital library initiatives gain momentum, our primary aspiration is to serve the best interests of our users.  ... 
doi:10.5860/lrts.52n3.206 fatcat:q4yrpuzaone43pdo637jxhrpu4

Social media as a marketing tool: a study with reference to first time voters in the university of Colombo

R. Chandrasekara, M.P.P. Dharmadasa
2014 Kelaniya Journal of Management  
The first time voter group is an important target market in political marketing, and as identified in literature, social media and peer groups play a major role in influencing political attitudes of first  ...  The Processes of Compliance, Identification and Internalization in the Social Influence theory was used as a theoretical lens; data was gathered through 21 semi-structured in-depth interviews, and thematic  ...  mates one of my friends..  ... 
doi:10.4038/kjm.v3i1.7477 fatcat:i5d7txnzgzgxvbma6txyg2owaq

Illicit Drug Markets, Consumer Capitalism and the Rise of Social Media: A Toxic Trap for Young People

Keir Irwin-Rogers
2019 Critical Criminology  
This article explores young people's involvement in illicit drug markets in England.  ...  In short, I argue that drug prohibition, consumer capitalism, severe levels of inequality, and emerging problems associated with the rise of online social media are combining to produce a toxic trap that  ...  Based, in part, on an analysis of visual data drawn from online social media platforms-data that provide a unique lens into what has been a relatively hidden aspect of young people's lives to date-I argue  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10612-019-09476-2 fatcat:xfaubzgburf53ceqnen2vaqm6u

Outside the Classroom

Catherine Gomes
2020 Journal of International Students  
Reporting on interview data with 47 international students in the Australian city of Melbourne, this paper reveals these challenges to include lived and perceived notions of self and belonging, as well  ...  This paper however suggests that the desire to be skilled in English through immersion in an English-speaking country like Australia creates challenges to the mental wellbeing of international students  ...  , ethnicity(s), number of years in Australia to date, course of study/work, media use and hobbies.  ... 
doi:10.32674/jis.v10i4.1277 doaj:e8e7188460b1478f8910c7b8ac514479 fatcat:gkiggwzu5vaxtohnzqvvr7xene

Materialism and the Experience of Flow

Amy Isham, Birgitta Gatersleben, Tim Jackson
2020 Journal of Happiness Studies  
Next we showed that experimentally priming a materialistic mind-set led to poorer quality flow experiences in a sample of students (Study 2) and British adults (Study 3).  ...  Flow experiences show promise for the achievement of personal and ecological well-being.  ...  Procedure Each participant completed the experiment online. The order of the experiment was the same as that in Study 2.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10902-020-00294-w fatcat:3htwpvgrkrbkjk5w4bb2vm6ori
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